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Obama-Era Program: Program and House Officials

obama-era program: The proposal represents a reversal for the president, who once promised to eliminate an Obama-era program protecting immigrants brought to the U.S. as children and now in the country illegally, according to Toronto Star. He later urged lawmakers to extend the program, but maintained he was not considering citizenship. Senior White House officials offered a preview of Trump's immigration framework Thursday, casting it as a compromise that could pass the Senate. The Obama-era Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program currently covers roughly 690,000 of those younger immigrants about half the number who qualified for the program, according to independent estimates. It would not allow parents of those immigrants to seek lawful status, the officials said. Trump's plan would expand this further by adjusting some of the requirements, officials said, but they would not offer specific details. ( As reported in the news.